News Releases

September 19, 2014
Students' environment important to academic success; dorm decor can enhance or impact concentration and creativity

For today’s college students, retailers make it easy to outfit dorm rooms. Before the academic semester begins, stores have easy-to-find and ample supplies of items students may need or want. When choosing decorations, some students work to coordinate with their roommates; some strive to make it feel like home; others want to create what they think is a fun place to live.

September 18, 2014
Authors Robert Olen Butler and Amy Bloom to take part in 2014-15 writers series at University of Richmond

Two accomplished novelists and short story writers will speak at the University of Richmond in the 2014-15 Writers Series, Oct. 22 and Nov. 11, 7 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.

September 17, 2014
Bridge work on College Road Sept. 22-Oct.4

The University of Richmond campus community should expect delays and use extra caution along College Road Sept. 22-Oct. 4 as crews replace the guardrails on the bridge near the entrance to parking lots 23a (Robins Center South Entrance) and 23d (Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness and Pitt Baseball Field). This work will require alternating lanes of traffic and a temporary traffic signal.

# # #

September 16, 2014
African Film Weekend Oct. 3-4 will screen new and original films

The 10th Annual African Film Weekend will be held Oct. 3-4 at the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business in the Ukrop Auditorium.

Tonya Mallory, co-founder and CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, to be C-Suite Conversation guest Sept. 24

Tonya Mallory, co-founder, president and CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, will participate in a C-Suite Conversation Sept. 24, 8 a.m., at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.

September 15, 2014
Universities battle for social media glory in preparedness challenge

University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University are squaring off in a social media challenge to determine who can generate the most online support for emergency preparedness efforts.

Students transform parking spaces into art; yearlong, community-engagement project offers unique learning experience

University of Richmond students are taking part in a unique learning experience called The Parking Lot Project. Through the department of art and art history class, 30 students will transform a UR parking lot into a yearlong, collaborative artwork.

September 10, 2014
Global perspectives on conflict is theme of 2014-15 Jepson Leadership Forum; programs free but registration required

The commanding general who opened and operated Guantánamo Bay after Sept. 11 and a Buddhist scholar who is the first American to be ordained a Tibetan monk by the Dalai Lama are among the speakers for the 2014-15 Jepson Leadership Forum lecture series at University of Richmond.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UR in top 25 for 'Best Value' among national liberal arts colleges
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” guide has ranked University of Richmond as the 23rd “Best Value” among national liberal arts colleges.
September 8, 2014
University of Richmond's Clemmer awarded Auxiliary Foodservices Excellence Award from NACAS

Jerry Clemmer, director of Residential Dining Services for the University of Richmond, has received the 2014 College Auxiliary Foodservice Excellence Award from the National Association of College and Auxiliary Services (NACAS).